Thomas Hamann (1955-2018)

"It has been a long time since I could say that I've 'created' a piece or that I've made something. I feel more and more that I am guided, that I put myself into that flow. If I let happen what wants to be expressed, then I experience a feeling that profoundly touches me -- a strong sense of harmony and that the work is just 'right.' Sometimes it feels like memories and I wonder to which place it will guide me and I follow as far as it goes.

Nature also attracts me strongly. Therefore, every morning I go into the nearby forest. And each time I experience gratitude and peace. There is a perception of clarity here with direct experience of the laws of nature and it's rhythm. I discover the Golden Calf one more time as well as the meaning of ancient runes and other symbols. Each of them follows an inner law."

'Anima,' 2000, mixed media engraving with collage, 23" x 30.5", edition of 90

'Mariposa Libre IV,' 2002, mixed media engraving, 24" x 29"